VIDEO: “Nutrition” – Bruce Leroy (dir. by Lea Godoy)

Bruce Leroy’s 10 Feet was one of this blog’s favorite hip-hop records from the Northwest last year. Go get that now. The track “Nutrition” gets a set of appropriately chilled-out visuals courtesy director Lea Godoy. Tragedy Jones on the production tip.


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PHOTO SET: Miss Casey Carter 4 Year Anniversary Party at Neumos – Friday, 1.16.15


Seattle media giant Miss Casey Carter celebrated her company’s four years in existence last Friday night at Neumos. Gifted Gab, Brothers From Another, Bruce Leroy, Tre Ross, Leezy Soprano, and Sneak Guapo all shared the bill (in addition to some surprise guests). Photographer Rafy Ochoa paid camera respects for 206UP.

Miss Casey Carter & Flywheel Present: MCC 4 Year Anniversary Party | Neumos | Friday, January 16, 2015

Photography by Rafael Ochoa.

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NEW MUSIC: 10′ – Bruce Leroy

Bruce Leroy - 10'

Tacoma’s Bruce Leroy falls easily in line with the best hardest-working, effortlessly-sounding MCs making music. Think names like Elzhi and Phonte nationally, or Yirim Seck, Havi Blaze and John Crown locally. Bruce’s new EP 10′ is a swift but satisfying follow-up to his 2012 full-length Leroy. For the majority of his new work the currently-buzzing rapper strings together struggle bars and low-key braggadocio into a perfect rhythmic mesh. It’s an easy boom-bap groove for the first two-thirds of the record, until “You Heard Of Us” hits and Bruce Leroy performs a lyrical miracle.


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NEW MUSIC: Leroy – Bruce Leroy

Click album cover to download.

Click album cover to download.

I’m in a race against the clock. With less than a month to go in the year and a Best-Of Seattle Hip-Hop list to generate, your loyal blogger is doing some last-minute cramming, making sure mine ears have heard a proper sampling of all that 2012 has had to offer. I’m beginning with Leroy, the full-length album from MC Bruce Leroy and producer 1st Born. This free download showed up in the inbox two weeks ago, and with a co-sign from Larry Mizell in last week’s My Philosophy, it deserves a listen.

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NEW MUSIC: A Plus Collective – Logics

Click album cover to download at Northwest State Of Mind.

Having trouble keeping up with South Sound rhyme animal Logics and his seemingly endless musical output? Me too. DJ B-Mello makes it a little easier for listeners on APlus Collective, a best-of comp available for free over at Northwest State Of Mind. Click through to find it.

And here’s L’s most recent clip for “Serious (Remix)” (featuring Bruce Leroy and directed by Detooz Films).

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